Articles by: Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association

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Welcome Aboard, Robin Shields!

SEMA is pleased to announce that Robin Shields has joined their staff as a fundraising consultant. Robin joins the crew following a successful stint as the Executive Director of the Sippican Lands Trust in Marion, MA.  She brings with her … Continue reading

A Visit to the Shipyard

In October Steve Urbon and Peter Pereira from the New Bedford Standard Times/SouthCoast Today visited Boothbay Harbor Shipyard.  Their report “Historic Schooner Gets New Lease on Life” was published on October 28.  Be sure you look at all of Peter’s photos … Continue reading

We Are Cabo Verde Gala Held in Boston

Schooner Ernestina Commission chair Licy DoCanto was a keynote speaker at the We Are Cabo Verde Gala in Boston on September 30, featuring both the President Jorge Carlos Fonseca and Cape Verde Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva along with elected officials … Continue reading

Thank you, Governor Baker!

During a recent visit,  Schooner Ernestina Commission chair Licy DoCanto and  Cape Verde Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva, presented a framed print, by New Bedford artist Arthur Moniz, of the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. The print … Continue reading

Thank you Gene Monteiro

After two terms as a member of the Schooner Ernestina Commission, Gene Montiero fulfilled his last duty as Master of Ceremonies of the “Celebrating Ernestina-Morrissey” Gala.  Gene’s broad connections to the SouthCoast and all of its communities served the Commission … Continue reading

“We are getting a SUPERIOR SHIP”

SEMA President Julius Britto visited Boothbay Harbor Shipyard this week to view the progress and confer with Harold Burnham and David Short.  His response?  ”We are getting a SUPERIOR SHIP when ERNESTINA-MORRISSEY leaves Boothbay Harbor Shipyard.” Julius expressed gratitude for … Continue reading

Terrific Prizes for Raffle June 9!

Even if you can’t attend our celebration on June 9, you can have a chance to win these terrific prizes.  They will be raffled off on the evening of June 9 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.  The tickets are … Continue reading

Honoring the Past, Supporting the Future

The celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the return of Ernestina-Morrissey to Massachusetts (TICKETS HERE) will include recognition of five individuals who were part of the early efforts of repatriation and who continued to support the ship through the years. … Continue reading

You’re Invited! Honoring the Past, Supporting the Future

Join us as we honor hard-working individuals who brought Ernestina back to the United States. They champion the ship to this day. You can celebrate their contributions and support the future of Ernestina-Morrissey.  Get your  TICKETS TODAY! A portion of the … Continue reading

Thank you, Laura!

We can’t say it better than Governor Baker!  Fair Winds, Laura!

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